Landmark Australian trial wipes out 80 per cent of disease-spreading mosquitoes

Another Australian project, called the World Mosquito Program, has been operating since 2011 using a similar Wolbachia infection technique. That project releases smaller volumes of both male and female Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes into the environment with the goal of slowly reducing the ability for female mosquitoes to transmit viruses. The Verily Debug project, on the other hand, is more geared towards rapidly suppressing local mosquito populations in shorter periods of time.

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